The recent Niconico Chokaigi 3 convention held the Sailor Moon Crystal live stream event on April 27th, where many details on the anime were revealed. As stated earlier, the cast of the upcoming anime was revealed. Along with this, lots of new visuals of the characters were released and the air date: July 5th.
The main cast members for Sailor Moon Crystal are as follow:
- Kotono Mitsuishi will return to voice the titular character Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon. Mitsuishi’s other roles include Misato Katsuragi in the Evangelion films and Boa Hancock from One Piece.
- Hisako Kanemoto (Ika Musume from Shinryaku! Ika Musume, Yui Kiriyama from Kokoro Connect) will be voicing Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury
- Rina Satou (Mikoto Misaka in Toaru Majutsu no Index, Kiyoh Bachika from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) will voice Rei Hino/Sailor Mars
- Ami Koshimizu (Ryuuko Matoi from Kill la Kill, Kallen Stadtfeld from Code Geass) is voicing Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter
- Shizuka Itou (Himawari Kunogi from xxxHOLiC, Hinagiku Katsura in Hayate no Gotoku!) will be voicing Minako Aino/Sailor Venus
Sailor Moon is an internationally popular anime franchise. The series first started off as a Shoujo manga in early 1992, created by Naoko Takeuchi. The manga was published in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine, where it ran until 1997. Toei Animation produced an anime adaptation of the manga months after the manga was first introduced, running alongside the manga where it also ended in 1997. The series was split up into yearly seasons, with each new season having a different name. Since then, three films, a live stage production, live action TV series and a slew of video games were released.
A MAL synopsis of Sailor Moon Crystal:
Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess.
Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold….
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal will begin airing on July 5th at 7pm JST, and then every other Sunday. The series, produced by Toei Animation, will be live streamed simultaneously on Niconico worldwide.
For more information visit the official website: http://sailormoon-official.com/animation/